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Leeds Victoria Business Boost

We are very happy to be able to support the Leeds community with the Business Boost competition. The competition is a great way to celebrate innovative and exciting new businesses and help to support start-ups in the area. 

James Bailey, General Manager, Victoria Gate

About the competition 

We are delighted to partner with retail property specialists Hammerson in a competition aimed at entrepreneurs and business start ups. 

The Leeds Victoria Business Boost Competition is offering a cash boost and expert business advice for 4 lucky winners. 

Hammerson, the developers behind the newly opened Victoria Gate, are offering 4 prize awards of £2,000, £1,000 and 2 x £500 for the most innovative businesses in West Yorkshire.

Winners will also receive:

Entries for the competition are now closed. 

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Hammerson, WGN, the Institute of Directors, the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft and The Yorkshire Post for their generous support for this event.

Eight shortlisted businesses pitched to our panel of judges at DWF's offices, Bridgewater Place on 17 November 2016.  

We are delighted to announce our four winners: 

£2000 Award

Artemis Brew 

£1000 Award

Jenni Smith Ltd 

£500 Awards 


Your Nest 


Huge congratulations to our winners and well done to all who took part in the competition.  

Press Coverage

Artemis Coffee wins first ever Leeds Beckett Business Boost Prize 

Graduate Entrepreneurs receive Business Boosts 



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